Irish Brigade

The story of the 38th (Irish) Brigade in the Second World War

Mervyn Davies Remembers

Major Mervyn Davies was Officer Commanding (OC) of E Company, London Irish Rifles (2 LIR) during 1944 and 1945.

He led E Company in their part of the assault at Casa Sinagoga on 16th May 1944 and the advance through the Liri Valley to Ripi. Mervyn Davies was later awarded the Military Cross for his actions at Monte Spaduro in October 1944, where he was wounded before returning to the battalion in early 1945 and joined the Irish Brigade’s final victorious advance through the Argenta Gap.

Account of the German attack at Il Calvario,19th January 1944.

Account of 2 LIR’s assault on Colle Monache, 16th May 1944.

Account of E Company’s advance onto Hill 255, 29th May 1944.



 

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